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BESTFIT Issue 17 – Instant Upgrades

BESTFIT Issue 17 – Instant Upgrades


instant-upgradesNew year, new gear… these essentials will give you a head start.

Prices correct at time of going to press

Wind-breaker-ColumbiaWind Breaker, Columbia

£40 Columbia.com

Flashforward from Columbia.  This is a classic windbreaker jacket designed to be extremely light and portable whilst also remaining  air-tight and warm.





brown-backpack-BurtonBrown Backpack, Burton

£70 Burton.com

This heritage looking backpack from Burton combines traditional hiking design sensibilities with 21st century technological requirements. Great for carrying your thermals, extra shoes or sleeping bag, it also has compartments specially designed to keep your laptop, smart phone or tablet super dry.


Bobble-hat-elementBobble Hat, Element

£25 Asos.com

This waffle knit bobble hat uses a chunky knit for extra warmth and style. The fluffy pom-pom will transform even the plainest winter outfit.



Trainers, Columbia

£80 Columbia.com

trainers-ColumbiaNew year, new shoe.  Columbia’s Conspiracy 3 shoe is a revamped take on outdoor running.  The Techlite ™ midsole will keep you moving swiftly with comfort and the mesh and welded textile overlap is extremely light and waterproof.  Available in a variety of colours – our favourite here in pink – don’t go running this winter without these.





Gilet-Duck-and-coverGilet, Duck and Cover

£80 Duckandcover.co.uk

An absolute winter essential: this Padded Project Gilet will keep you warm without compromising on style.  It features a chunky front zip, twin front pockets and a hooded collar. Great for layering up.




Hiking-shoes-cat-footwearHiking Shoes, Cat Footwear

£99 catfootwear.com

The Interact mid-shoe is a mid-height training shoe with a full grain leather/ suede, nubuck or split suede upper and nylon mesh lining for a traditional winter trainer experience.  On-trend, it comes in a variety of colours too.

Cross-country-jacket-odloCross Country Jacket, Odlo

£150 Odlo.com

This men’s cross country jacket features Odlo’s first-class Windstopper technology, which takes the bite out of cold winter mornings. It features two side pockets, full zip and body mapping construction. This is your new hero piece for any winter activities.




Fusion-Snow-Socks-StanceFusion Snow Socks, Stance

£18.99 Shore.co.uk

Look great on and off the slopes with Stance’s Fusion Snow socks; designed with winter sports specifically in mind. With eye catching design and cutting edge textile science you will be ready to face even the coldest winter.


Mac-K-WayMac, K-way

£80 K-way.co.uk

Get your hands on this updated version of the classic pac-a-mac waterproof jacket to make sure you stay on track. It’s colourful, breathable and  super-light and with a pac-a-way kangaroo pocket feature perfect for the ever-changing weather.





Hiking-Shoes-CresthoundHiking Shoes, Cresthound

£160 Merrell.com

Vibram high-performance soles and a Gore-Tex lined upper means this shoe really is the perfect footwear for winter walking. Featuring unmatched durability, slip-resistance and stability to support your snug, warm, dry feet; you won’t want to take them off.



Jacket-SauconyJacket, Saucony

£80 Saucony.co.uk

Life on the Run Collection brings you a perfect solution to take you from the run to the gym  or studio. With smooth Powerluxe fabric to  keep you super comfy and mesh panels to keep you ventilated it will help you achieve your performance goals.



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